In today’s countdown to WBIR’s 60th anniversary, we relive Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt’s first NCAA championship win in 1987.
The team won the game against Louisiana Tech in a 67-44 victory.
Louisiana Tech had beaten the Lady Vols nine straight times before Tennessee’s championship win that year.
Summitt had led the team to seven other semi-finals and more than 300 victories prior to this first win.
It was her 13th season as head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee.
WBIR first came into homes across East Tennessee 60 years ago.
Over the next month, we'll be counting down to that anniversary on August 12, 2016 with a month-long series showcasing the history of channel 10 and the events that helped shape our region.